Kern County Fire Department rescues person trapped in truck, surrounded by flood waters

Posted at 9:56 AM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 12:56:35-05

The Kern County Fire Department rescued a person trapped in a vehicle surrounded by flood waters.

It happened in Arvin on David Rd., east of Wheeler Rd. just before 10 p.m. Friday night 

Officials said when they arrived they found a single person in the back of a Ford F-150 pick up truck surrounded by two to three feet of rapid moving water. 

Kern County Firefighters were able to secure a ladder from an embankment to the bed of the pickup and rescue the stranded motorist. 

Additional KCFD personnel were sent down stream with rope bags as a precaution. The remaining personnel were able to safely remove the patient to dry land. 

There were no injuries.